Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Jun 29, 2012
    100
    Botanicula is a wonderful tale in which one loves getting lost; a real puzzler to have fun with; and a genuine visual and sound art piece.
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    93
    It's funny, clever and totally lovable.
  3. May 11, 2012
    90
    Interacting with this bright and soulful world is a deeply involving experience, and you'll find yourself continually finding excuses to play for just a few more minutes.
  4. 90
    Cute and very catchy exploratory adventure created with passion scores thanks to the brilliant idea and the authentic approach of the game design. [May 2012]
  5. Apr 30, 2012
    90
    A wonderful experience that will please us, blending nature and videogames, creating a beautiful and captivating atmosphere that we want to see in more games.
  6. Apr 26, 2012
    90
    Titles like Botanicula are why the point-and-click adventure genre continues to exist. It may not be as hilarious as adventure games of yesteryear, but it's persistently delightful, oozing character and grabbing hold of the imagination.
  7. Apr 25, 2012
    90
    Botanicula continues in the point-and-click entertainment that's been typical of Amanita Design studio. This game brings an imaginative mix of visual story-telling and rebuses making it extremely engaging and entertaining fun for everyone.
  8. Apr 22, 2012
    90
    Just like when we were kids, Botanicula takes a tiny, simple element and creates an astonishing world of sounds and visuals so captivating, haunting, dazzling and spectacular that makes this last masterpiece of Amanita Desing a playable jewel full of smiles, laughs and tenderizing moments. Undoubtely, one of the most precious games of the year. And one of the funniest graphic adventures too!
  9. Apr 19, 2012
    90
    A creation of obvious love and care, Botanicula is a must-play for those seeking a truly imaginative and entertaining adventure game
  10. Apr 19, 2012
    90
    Botanicula is yet another game for people looking for some unusual aesthetic emotions. Upon launching Animata Design's game you can be sure you're embarking on a short, but exceptional journey that makes ordinary adventure games seem sad and bleak.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 316 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    Another masterpiece from Amanita Design. Great visuals and stylization with breathtaking sounds and music from DVA band and funny puzzles. IAnother masterpiece from Amanita Design. Great visuals and stylization with breathtaking sounds and music from DVA band and funny puzzles. I am glad for preordering. Full Review »
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    Endless joy and a micro world full of wonders awaits you on an adorable adventure to save mother nature's life. Do not even think aboutEndless joy and a micro world full of wonders awaits you on an adorable adventure to save mother nature's life. Do not even think about missing this outstanding piece of art! Well done, amanita and thank you so much. Full Review »
  3. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    There is more joy per line of code in Botanicula than just about any other game ive played. Its truly wonderful. Already one of my favoriteThere is more joy per line of code in Botanicula than just about any other game ive played. Its truly wonderful. Already one of my favorite games of the year. Im a big Machinarium fan.... and i think Botanicula might be better. Its more accessible, and even more charming (a feat which i thought was not possible). Everybody should buy it. Full Review »